Amy Khoshbin

"CRUSH THE DRONES" VIDEO ART

 

Website: www.tinyscissors.com
Instagram:  @tinyscissors

"THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT: THE KING'S DEMISE" VIDEO ART

Amy Khoshbin is an Iranian-American Brooklyn-based artist merging performance, video, collage, costume and sound to examine our individual and collective compulsion to create, transform, and sometimes destroy the stories of who we are and who we think we should be. She produces media using her sense of humor and a handmade aesthetic to throw a punch at the high-definition, profit-generating codes that American audiences are accustomed to consuming.


 

André M. Zachery

"UNTAMED SPACEVIDEO ART

PRESENTED BY DANSPACE PROJECT
www.danspaceproject.org

In Untamed Space, Renegade Performance Group artistic director and choreographer André M. Zachery calls upon his familial lineage in the southern United States and Haiti as well as his upbringing on the south side of Chicago to construct an interdisciplinary performance about “marooning” in the 21st century.


 

Antonia Wright

"I SCREAM, THEREFORE I EXIST"VIDEO ART
Website:www.antoniawright.com
Instagram:  @antonia_wrighttt

Antonia Wright creates aestheticized extreme gestures using her own body as an artistic tool. Her works negotiate the boundary between performance and video art, while questioning social norms through physical actions combining danger with beauty, aggression with vulnerability. Her ultimate goal is to restore a sense of immediacy to the audience encounter and elicit emotion and concern for the other. Wright mostly uses surprise and discomfort to evoke strong reactions in the viewer in order to get her point across. 


 
 

Avishai Cohen

"SEVEN" (MUSIC)
Website:www.avishaicohenmusic.com
In collaboration with Elinor Milchan 

Avishai Cohen’s program of musical pieces puts the focus on the ensemble and teamwork. Cohen is accompanied in this collection of tracks with an exceptional quartet; featuring the likes of Yonathan Avishai (piano), Barak Mori (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums). The adroit interplay among the musicians allows Cohen to soar, making it clear why the pure-toned trumpeter is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. One of his most beloved works is the award winning and critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence.


 
 

Avraham Eilat

"RUN"VIDEO ART 1971

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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The contrast between man-made geometrical shapes of fish ponds and the free flowing of the flora and typical hilly landscape of the Hula Valley area, crystallized his visual language and determined its formal and thematic foundations. Avraham Eilat employs skillfully various means of expression: drawing and painting, etching, photography, sculpture, installation, and often a combination of more than one. Using those means enriches his basic statement and makes it complex and multi-layered.


 

Ben Hagari

“FRESH" VIDEO ART
Website: benhagari.com   

PRESENTED BY ARTIS PRESENTS
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Ben Hagari’s films and video installations are tragicomedies that unfold in absurdist environments. In his films, environment and inhabitant are mutually constitutive; domestic spaces that function both as a prison and a refuge. Hagari’s work dissolves the distinction between theatrical façade and backstage by opening into spaces where magic, subterfuge, and poetry all collide.


 
 

 

Benni Efrat

"RELAY" VIDEO ART 1974

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Benni Efrat was one of the first of Israeli conceptual artists and influenced others in this direction. His works were systems of components which spoke for themselves and sought to represent no more than the sum of their parts. In the mid-1970s his displays were accompanied by films, on the back of which the artist had painted. After settling in New York City in 1976, he became involved with conceptual art, producing drawings, prints, and photographs that explore energy, space and perception in his sculptures. 


 

Buky Schwartz

"VIDEOCONSTRUCTIONS" VIDEO ART

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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After returning to Israel from London in 1963, Schwartz became known for his painted steel sculptures that were predominately geometric in form. In 1971, he moved to New York City and began making "video structures" in which he filled a room with shapes that came together as a unified whole when projected on a video screen. He also placed mirrors inside sculptures that reflected the sculpture as a whole or certain parts of it. Schwartz also created conceptual art based on an exploration of his own body.


 

Dana Levy

"DEPARTURES- 50 WAYS TO
LEAVE YOUR LOVER"
VIDEO ART
 

"ABANDONING" VIDEO ART

Dana Levy was born in Tel Aviv and Lives and works in New York. She completed her Post graduate in Electronic Imaging at the Duncan of Jordanston College of Art Dundee University, Scotland, and holds a BA from Camberwell Art College- University of the Arts London. She has been the recipient of several art awards including: 2017 City of Budapest talent Award, 2013 Beatrice Kolliner Young Artist Award from the Israel Museum, 2010 Dumbo Arts Festival best studio award, 2008 Young Israeli Artist Award, and the 2006 Hamburg Short Film festival jury award.

Website:danalevy.net       
Instagram:  @dana_levy_art


 

Deville Cohen

"POINT TO CUBE" VIDEO ART
Website:devillecohen.art
Instagram:  @devillecohen        

In Deville Cohen’s Xerox based videos, photographs and theater works, he uses performative and sculptural techniques to create works that reflect on the immediate relationships we have to everyday objects and environments. Cohen uses ordinary, mundane objects because he is  interested in their cultural “readymade-ness”, and the values, functions and meaning they contain inside. He is also interested in them due to their formal qualities, and according to him their narrative potential. Cohen’s work is both a meditation on our attempts to understand our immediate reality, while also being an aspiration for a temporary relief from the poorly designed systems of representation, identification, social order, and common sense in our everyday lives.


 

Dominique Paul

"MIGRATIONS OF THE ARTHROPODS" VIDEO ART
Website:www.dominiquepaul.net
Gallery Website:  www.miyakoyoshinaga.com

Dominique Paul plays with the representation of the body and explores its transformation. Her interactive wearable structures raise awareness to social justice issues such as income inequality, air quality, animal population decline and others. The surrealistic scenes of her work share space with various flora and insects illustrated by Maria S. Merian, a Baroque-era naturalist documenting metamorphosis of insects. Paul boldly envisions a future where we can alter the genetic code of living organisms and a strange new hierarchy among sentient beings emerges.


 

Dov Or-Ner

"PHARAVIZIA" VIDEO ART 1980

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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The video above is titled Pharavizia, which follows artist Dov Or-Ner from a kibbutz to an art gallery in Tel Aviv, where he feeds and milks a cow while a TV set next to him broadcasts regular programming. The kibbutz symbolizes the ideal of Zionist socialism, which is juxtaposed with television, a symbol of individualism and capitalism. This is one of the catalysts of Or-Ner's work and has been regarded by many to be one of his most definitive and symbolic pieces.   


 

Eden Auerbach Ofrat

"THE STATION" VIDEO ART
Website:www.edenofrat.com
 

In Ofrat’s video works and video installations he enacts cultural archetypes while drawing from literary and mythological sources or creating his own "personal myths" as he calls them. Using canonic and/or fictional symbols and images he attempts to evoke a dialogue between the universal and the personal, the archaic and the present. The images he usually chooses for his works confirm contradictory poles that complement each other.


 

 

Elinor Milchan

"SEVEN" VIDEO ART
In collaboration with Avishai Cohen

"T-SQUARED. PANELS" VIDEO ART
In collaboration with Uri Dotan
 

Elinor Milchan is a self-taught photographer and video artist. She examines the phenomenology of light through time and visually captures its passage and the experience that remains of it. Several Critics from both LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Art in Art America have praised the inventiveness of her unique technique, describing it as “liberating the medium”, and opening“up the interstices of light”, reminding “us that the essential of photography is light itself.”


 

 

Eiko Otake

"A BODY IN EAST VILLAGE" VIDEO ART
Website: eikoandkoma.org

PRESENTED BY DANSPACE PROJECT
www.danspaceproject.org

Eiko Otake is part of a dance performance duo  called Eiko & Koma. Eiko & Koma’s iconoclastic work combines slow and nuanced movement vocabulary with bold theatrical design. Whether performing in a theater or in natural sites outdoors, Eiko & Koma often move as if they are not human. By doing so, they paradoxically evoke utterly human emotions from their viewers. Eiko & Koma’s movement and choreography often progress in a scale of time that is radically different from everyday life or other theater productions.


 

 

Eva Davidova

"MAT, ESQUINA, ADIDAS" VIDEO ART

Website:www.evadavidova.com
Instagram:  @evadavidovany

"INTENTIONS" VIDEO ART

In her practice Eva Davidova walks the line between the real and the absurd while layering virtual and live action. The issues presented in her work: behavior, cruelty, ecological disaster, and manipulation of information all collectively emerge in a quasi “fairy-tale” mode that show those issues more as paradoxes rather than assumptions. She creates seamless connections between holography and 3D sculpture, as well as animation and Virtual Reality performance combined with drawings and photo-based animation. She utilizes all these methods and presents them as architecture paired with diverse real-world structures which she uses to build “actions” around.


 

 

Franck Lesbros

"MANTIS OPERANDI" VIDEO ART

"CANDY KANEVIDEO ART

 

"NIGHTSQUARE APOLOGY" VIDEO ART

The work of Franck Lesbros is essentially video, but many have also called it a hybrid between installation and sculpture. His films take scenery into ingenious models that are activated as puppets for the shoot. Volumes are activated as and when the narrative (backed up with simplistic special effects) composes a poetic vocabulary of its cinematic language.


 

Gil Yefman

"Decomposition" VIDEO ART
Affiliated with Ronald Feldman gallery
Webistegilyefman.com

By deconstructing and transforming canonized familiar myths from various societal beliefs and traditions, along with creating fantastic realms where characters with elusive gender, sexual and political identities serve as alternative cultural heroes – Yefman with his work attempts to challenge and undermine the structured definitions and portrayal of the “other”, in order to explore and cherish the intrinsic potential of the extra-ordinary.


 

Guy Ben Ner

"MOBY DICKVIDEO ART 2000

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Since the early 1990s, Ben Ner has filmed a series of short videos starring himself and his family, often using the intimate spaces of their home as an ad hoc (small and intimate) set, studio, and fantastical playroom. His works are often exhibited with simple sets and props created specifically for the videos.


 

Hila Lulu Lin

"NO MORE TEARS" VIDEO ART 1994

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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In the 1990s, Lulu Lin designed a Hebrew font that she uses in her art and poetry books. In 1992, she held her first solo show at the Bograshov Gallery in Tel Aviv. Her multi-disciplinary work combines photography, video, sculpture, and installation art. In her piece titled End to Tears (2004), the artist is photographed smearing egg yolk on her body.


 

 

Irit Batsry

"THE ROMAN WARS: 1983" VIDEO ART 1983

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Batsry's work displays ephemeral transitory images that are difficult to process rationally. Her interest in the notion of perception became more pronounced in the early 90's when she studied the work of Buckminster Fuller, in particular her vision disorder that caused a near constant blurring of images. She produced several works inspired by Fuller including A Simple Case of Vision and Of Persistence of Absence. Each examined the idea of distortion and perception through video and space.


 

Jessica Segall

"UNTITLED (TIGER)" VIDEO ART
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Website:www.jessicasegall.com
Instagram: @jessicasegallstudio

"A THIRSTY PERSON, HAVING FOUND A SPRING, 
STOPS TO DRINK, DOES NOT CONTEMPLATE  ITS BEAUTY"

VIDEO ART

Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. Her work investigates the link between creativity and survival; engaging current cultural attitudes towards adaptation. Segall’s work has been exhibited at the Havana Bienal, The National Gallery of Indonesia, The Queens Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum, The Inside Out Museum in Beijing, The National Modern Art Gallery of Mongolia, and De Fabriek in The Netherlands.


 

 

Jonathan Ehrenberg

"MONUMENT" VIDEO ART
Website: www.jonathanehrenberg.com
Instagram:  @jonathanehrenberg

Jonathan Ehrenberg is interested in how we experience reality as a construct: a seemingly coherent world that we all piece together from sensory information and internal images we experience such as memories, fantasies, and connected associations. Ehrenberg uses that concept and presents it in his abstract works, forming a lens of perception we can all identify with since we all exist on the same plain of reality together.


 

 

Joshua Neustein

"PROGRESSION SUCCESSION" VIDEO ART 1972

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Israeli artist Joshua Neustein’s work concentrates on a comprehension of the fold, the tear, and the cut. In his use of these methods for the manipulation of paper, Neustein makes the viewer retrace the artist’s process–imagining a restraightening, realigning, and mending. The beholder is also forced to contemplate what is hidden under and behind the visible artwork.


 

 

Keisha Scarville

"DISAPPEAR" VIDEO ART
Website: keishascarville.com
Instagram:  @scarvillek

 

Keisha Scarville uses her collective works to weave together themes dealing with both internal and external transformation, a sense of belonging, and locational awareness. Her work also deals with themes of the general unknown, which can be frightening yet also comforting from a certain perspective.


 

 

Keziah Jones

"BLACKOUT 2017" PERFORMANCE
Website:www.keziahjones.fr
Instagram:  @keziahjonesofficiel

Collaboration with Native Maqari, Simon Rouby
Performance Villa Medicis Rome

PRESENTED BY
TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS

www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

Keziah Jones is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his particular musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. His Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound. He is also known for his distinctive style of guitar playing, including his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to a bass guitarist's “slapping” technique.


 

Kristin McIver

"Indebted To You, 2017"VIDEO ART
Website:www.kristinmciver.com

Kristin McIver’s multi-disciplinary conceptual practice includes sculptures, paintings, sound, and installation. Utilizing devices such as language, light, mixed media and new media, the works explore themes of identity and celebrity within the context of participatory and consumer culture. Her recent works examine personal identity and its relationship to social media and how the participants of digital consumer culture become both the subject and object of the production cycle. McIver’s work proposes that ideologies served to consumers through traditional and social media, empowered by advancing technologies, and driven by market forces, become referents for new models of self-representation.


 
 

 

Laura Bernstein

"A BESTIARY" VIDEO ART
Website:www.rarabernstein.com
Instagram:  @rarabernstein

Laura Bernstein is a multimedia artist who constructs idiosyncratic scenarios and vignettes through video and performance. Her fictional characters and creatures engage with the surrounding environment to expose unusual and absurd interactions. Playing with notions of public and private space, she pursues forms that disrupt distinctions between the interiority of imagination and habitual, uniform reality.


 

Lawrence Lemaoana

"PRAYERS"
"I DIDN'T JOIN THE STRUGGLE TO BE POOR"

Embroidery on Kanga

 

"DEMO CRAZY" Embroidery on Kanga
Website: www.afronova.com/lawrence-lemaoana

"LEADERS WHO FIST PEOPLE"
"MY FATHER WAS A GARDEN BOY"

Embroidery on Kanga

Lawrence Lemaoana’s body of work has, as its departure point, a fascination with the role of the mass media in present-day South Africa. In Lemaoana’s work, the relationship between the “people” and the media is problematised as a relationship of representation and control. The questions being: Who gets to control modes of representation? and Who gets to represent those in control?

 

PRESENTED BY TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS
www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

Courtesy of Afronova gallery, Johannesburg


 

Lior Shvil

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"DESSERT LAND" VIDEO ART
 

Website:www.liorshvil.com
Instagram:  @lior_shvil      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lior Shvil was born in 1971 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He currently lives and work in New York. Shvil's work spans video, installation, sculpture and performances. He is interested in collective memory across various cultures, myths, and histories. He’s described one of his most famous works, a military jungle gym in Chelsea as “To bring the viewer into the mess, but in a more physical way. I'm trying to let the viewer see the failure of the body, the failure of the machine, the failure of my exercise. That's why some of the material is very delicate and breaking down. It's not theatrical, but there is purpose for all the training. So I'm trying to train for failure”.


 

 

Malin Abrahamsson

"ABSTRATA II" DIGITAL ANIMATION
Website:www.malinabrahamsson.com
Instagram:  @malin.b.abrahamsson

Malin Abrahamsson’s digital animations and large-scale public projects invariably revolve around the concepts of space and place—whether permanent, temporary or somewhere in-between. Her artwork also responds to site it is viewed in; engaging in an active dialogue with its context. The particulars of an already existing physical, emotional, and geographical border provide a conceptual framework for each project.


 

Mary Sibande

"THE GENESIS OF THE NON-WINGED CEILING BEING!" 
VIDEO ART

"ADMIRATION OF THE PURPLE FIGURE" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"EVERYTHING IS NOT LOST" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"Silent Symphony" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"I PUT A SPELL ON ME" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

 

Website:  www.gallerymomo.com/mary-sibande

PRESENTED BY TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS
www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

"HER MAJESTY, QUEEN SOPHIE" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"I'M A LADY" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

"WIELDING THE COLLISION OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE

Mary Sibande is a South African artist who lives and works in Johannesburg. Her work explores themes of gender, class and race, through the sculptural representation of her alter ego, Sophie, who is dressed in altered domestic worker uniforms. This work is often seen as autobiographical and draws from the history of four generations of women in her family.


 

 

Martin Kersels

"PINK CONSTELLATION" VIDEO ART
PERFORMANCE BY
: Melinda Ring

PRESENTED BY DANSPACE PROJECT
www.danspaceproject.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Kersels is an American contemporary artist born in 1960 in Los Angeles. Kersels' work is often installation based and incorporates sculpture, photography and video. He is a visual artist who often creates installations that include large-scale sculptures, photography, and video. Kersels' work frequently incorporates performance and from 1984 to 1993 he performed with the group SHRIMPS.


 

Michael Druks

"PLAY-BOX" VIDEO ART 1975

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Druks' diverse practice over the past four decades reflects his thoughts about techniques and different forms of media. He sees technique as “merely a working tool”: when asked about his artistic use of many different forms of media in 1978, he replied that “the medium is the artist himself, and all the rest, such as video and drawing, are techniques.” Since the early 1980s, Druks has concentrated primarily on painting, making works he says are “details detached from a context” that require time and active participation from the viewer. Described by Arturo Schwarz as "mindscapes", these enigmatic paintings are intended to entice an investment of time and imagination in the process of contemplating and decoding them – Druks sees this time element as incorporating “an extra dimension to a two-dimensional product”, saying that “my elusive images create the space for playfulness and involve the viewer’s participation in an active and democratic role”. He creates fictions, making images that emerge from his subconscious, although “the trigger for the picture is not the subject for the work”.


 

Micha Ullman

"PLACE" VIDEO ART 1975

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Ullman creates subterranean sculptures, some of which barely protrude from the ground. They touch on universal themes such as the meaning of place and home, absence and emptiness. They have been described as simultaneously "celestial and earthbound", metaphysical but sensual and tactile.


 

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

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"SNOW WORKERS' BALLET: 2012" VIDEO ART

Drivers of large snow tire dozers:
Hirohiko Nogami, “Romeo,” purple blade
Noriyoshi Kuwabara, “Juliet,” peach blade
Shigekatsu Takahashi, red blade
Nisaku Ikeda, green blade
Masashi Kuwahara, yellow blade
 

Drivers of the rotaries
(including different drivers for the second and third performances):
Kakichi Ichikawa, Kazuyoshi Kosugi
Nobuyuki Mizuochi (also painter of the blades)
Yuichi Muruyama, Koji Niwano
Masayoshi Sakai, Masayuki Takano
Tadashi Watabe, Yoshihiro Yanagi

Gallery Website:
feldmangallery.com/artist-home/mierle-laderman-ukeles

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"SNOW WORKERS' BALLET: WINTER 2012" VIDEO ART

VEHICLES AND DRIVERS:

Thirteen snow vehicles:
Three large tire dozers with red, green, and yellow blades
One large tire dozer with peach blade, “Juliet”
One large tire dozer with purple blade, “Romeo”
Six large rotaries
One baby rotary
One motor grader

Supervisor and conductor:
Mitsugi Fukuzaki
 

Driver of the motor grader:
Haruyoshi Yanagi

Since 1977, when Mierle Laderman Ukeles became the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation—a position she still holds—she has created art that deals with the endless maintenance and service work that “keeps the city alive”. Her work highlights everything from urban waste flows, to recycling, ecology, urban sustainability and our power to transform degraded land and water into healthy inhabitable public places. Ukeles uses her work to ask the question of whether we can design modes of survival for a thriving planet instead of an entropic one. A planet that won’t crush our personal and civic freedom while silencing the individual’s voice.

NOTE: PARTICIPATED FROM DEC 4 TO DEC 13, 2017


 

 

Miri Nishri

"BLUE BLUE" VIDEO ART 1980

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Nishri's visual artworks are characterized by a strong sense of corporeality, and she tends to use coffee, among other materials, as paint. As she put it: "You could say that all my work is derived from the materials. I relate to physical materials no less than I do to literary materials, they are full of meanings and associations. For me, texture has always determined the subject.


 

Mocke J  Van Veuren

"UNCLES & ANGELS" A FILM
In Collaboration with Nelisiwe Xaba
Nelisiwe Xaba: Choreography and performance
Mocke J van Veuren: Video projection, cinematography and editing
João Orecchia: Music
Originally stereoscopic projection, displayed in 2D for this event
(c) Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren 2013

 

Mocke Jansen van Veuren is an independent artist, experimental filmmaker, researcher, and educator based in Johannesburg. Over the last decade, van Veuren has developed a variety of collaborative film and performative projects that experiment with current media technologies while engaging in critiques on issues of urban life, racial politics, and gender and sexuality.

Courtesy of Goodman gallery Johannesburg and Cape Town
Gallery:  goodman-gallery.com/nelisiwexaba
Website: vimeo.com/mockej

PRESENTED BY
TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS

www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com


 

Moshe Gershuni

"CRAWLINGVIDEO ART

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Moshe Gershuni (11 September 1936 – 22 January 2017) was an Israeli painter and sculptor. In his works, particularly in his paintings from the 1980s, he expressed a position different from the norm, commemorating the Holocaust in Israeli art. In addition, he created in his works a connection between bereavement and homoerotic sexuality, in the way he criticized society and Israeli Zionism-nationalism. 


 

 

Nandipha Mntambo

"UKUNGENISA" 2008/9 VIDEO ART

Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg


PRESENTED BY TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS
www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

Nandipha Mntambo makes cascading sculptures that are molded from cowhide and suggest the human figure. These three-dimensional works, along with her photographs, videos, and performances, explore the similarities and differences between humans and animals, men and women, and attraction and repulsion.


 


Native Maqari

"BLACKOUT"
PERFORMANCE VILLA MEDICIS ROME | 2017
In collaboration with Keziah Jones and Simon Rouby

 

PRESENTED BY TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS
www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

"UNDERGROUND RAILROAD"
VIDEO INSTALLATION FOR DONJON DE VEZ FRANCE | 2017
In collaboration with Simon Rouby

Native has become one of the most talented draughtsmen of his generation. In recent years his reputation has surpassed the graffiti movement to contaminate the world of illustration and comics. A simple look at his work suffices to grasp the rhythmic and musical potential of his lines. Whether on a comic page or a large-scale mural the two approaches nourish each other in a dialogue with a visual vocabulary that gets dramatically richer over time.


 

Nelisiwe Xaba

"UNCLES & ANGELS" A FILM
In Collaboration with Mocke J  Van Veuren
Nelisiwe Xaba: Choreography and performance
Mocke J van Veuren: Video projection, cinematography and editing
João Orecchia: Music
Originally stereoscopic projection, displayed in 2D for this event
(c) Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren 2013

Courtesy of Goodman gallery Johannesburg and Cape Town
Gallery:  goodman-gallery.com/nelisiwexaba.

PRESENTED BY
TAMAR DRESDNER ART PROJECTS

www.tamardresdnerartprojects.com

Nelisiwe Xaba was born and raised in Soweto and is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a celebrated contemporary dance choreographer whose multi-media projects tour extensively and have brought her international acclaim. She collaborates with artists in and outside of her medium. Most notably, with fashion designer Carlo Gibson of Strangelove, choreographer Kettly Noel and film director Mocke J van Vueren for which they received a 2013 FNB Art Fair prize. Her body of work is politically driven and challenges stereotypes of the black female body and cultural notions of gender mainstreams. Xaba is currently represented by the Goodman Gallery in South Africa.


 

Nir Evron

"A FREE MOMENTVIDEO ART 2011

PRESENTED BY ARTIS
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Evron is known for his provocative meditations on the construction of political and social histories. He works across photography, video, film, and examines specific artifacts such as derelict monuments, historic buildings, found photographs, and borrowed biographies.  


 

 

Noa Yekutieli

"BEFORE TERRITORY" PAPER-CUTTING
Website:www.noayekutieli.com
Instagram:  @noayekutieli

Noa Yekutieli is an Israeli-American contemporary artist who works mostly in manual paper-cutting technique and creates site specific installations. In her work she refers to human aspects of complex social situations and raises questions in regards to the place of the memory in the relations to the way political, social and personal narratives are created and evolve. The foundation of her work is documentation. She uses photography and employs press-images to cause shifts from everyday moments to natural or man-made disasters; this shift enables her to explore occurrences of the formation of memory and the construction of narratives in different locations.


 

 

Ohad Fishof

"AMERICAN HULA" VIDEO ART
Website:  www.ohadfishof.org/

Ohad Fishof is an interdisciplinary artist, working in a diverse range of fields including dance, sound, performance, video, and installation. He began his artistic career as a musician and performer with the pioneering Israeli art-pop band Nosei Hamigbaat. He later moved to compose music for dancers, performers, and art installations while at the same time, expanding his artistic endeavors to other forms of media. In 1997 he received an MA in Dance from Laban Center London. He spent the following years creating dance and performance pieces as well as sound and video installations in London, where he was then based. Home, His performance collaboration with the artist Uri Katzenstein, was presented as part of the 2001 Venice Biennial.


 

 

Orit Ben-Shitrit

"ONOMONO" VIDEO ART
Website:  orit-ben-shitrit.com

Working with video, photography, performance, and choreography, Orit Ben-Shitrit utilizes movement and bodies to implicate the powers that be, their mechanisms of domination, and their potential for violence. Pulling from manifold historical and literary sources, Orit addresses the personal and contemplates the national in textured imagery. She engages in three main topical themes: cycles of violence in the Middle East, abstract systems of political, religious, and economic control, and conflicted beings trapped in bodies. In her videos, Ben-Shitrit places the individual in the midst of a series of events (rituals), struggles, and exorcisms addressing the complex and covert rules of power that be.


 

Ran Slavin

"THE FLOATING LIFE"VIDEO ART 2017

"ORGANIC URBANIC/TENDER PREY" VIDEO ART 2002/2008

"URSULIMUM" VIDEO ART 2012

THE FLOATING LIFE
ORGANIC URBANIC
URSULIMU

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"OMNI PRESENCE (FORMERLY OMNI 1.9) "VIDEO ART 1995/1997

OMNI PRESENCE

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ARTIST INFO
Website: 
ranslavin.com
Instagram: @ranslavin

Ran Slavin is a Tel Aviv based filmmaker, video artist and sound producer. His work often oscillates from dream like narratives to science fiction and neo-noir. The cinema of Ran Slavin is the embodiment of radical recognition and sentient bewilderment in the urban fabric of a human reality that is dominated by forms and deprived of communication. He is a video artist who lets the signs and meanings of his works emerge from a symbiotic and convulsive relationship between sound and image. Slavin searches for order in the chaos of the senses, produces a rational dysfunction of reality in digital form, and elaborates a theory of audio visions in his films that view reality like an organic structure where forms and figures incessantly overlap.


 

Rona Yefman

"THE ROOM" VIDEO ART
Website:  Rona Yefman Artist’s Statement

Rona Yefman is an Israeli New York City based artist working in Photography, Video, and Installation. Her work explores issues of identity through a range of human experiences by collaborating with individuals who have formed a radical persona that inscribe both the iconic and the absurd of our time.


 

 

Sharon Balaban

"TRIUMPH" VIDEO ART
 

"VIDEO JOCKEY" VIDEO ART

"PASTAVIDEO ART

"BIRD" VIDEO ART

Sharon Balaban is the head of The Video Unit at the Screen Based arts department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Balaban makes artistic video shorts, running anywhere from several seconds to 6 minutes. She films these shorts with the simplest ways of expression and uses natural lighting. She takes the mundane meanings of ordinary objects and transforms them into contemporary art with specific imagery making them into completely new things over a relatively short amount of time. (Ex: water running from the tap becomes a reminiscent luminous image of feminine nudity, a banana peel slowly transforms into a dead bird fluttering with its wings)

"TAPVIDEO ART

 

Website: www.sharonbalaban.com
Gallery:  en.prpgnd.ne


 

Simon Rouby

"BLACKOUT 2017"PERFORMANCE VILLA MEDICIS ROME
In collaboration with Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
 

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"UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 2017
VIDEO INSTALLATION FOR DONJON DE VEZ FRANCE
In collaboration with Native Maqari
 

Simon Rouby was born in 1980. He practiced painting and sculpture at a very young age. He studied drawing for two years at Ecole Emile Cohl and then animation at the École des Gobelins in Paris before leaving to study at Cal Arts in Los Angeles in the United States. These studies allowed him to make his first short films: Blindspot with the Gobelins in 2007 and the Omen with Calarts the same year. In 2010, he directed La Marche, another short film, produced by Naïa Productions. The March is selected in several animation festivals in France and abroad. In 2011, he launched with screenwriter Julien Lilti in the design of his first feature film, Adama, which was released in 2015. Simon Rouby is interested in hybrid animation techniques, mixing sculpture with modeling in images of synthesis.


 

Tali Keren

"AUTOBODY" VIDEO ART
Website: talikeren.com
Instagram: @tali_keren_

 

Tali Keren is a multidisciplinary artist born in Jerusalem and based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses various techniques and media to explore political phenomena both in the USA and Israel in order to delve into their psychological, historical and visual complexity.


 

 

Tamar Ettun

"PINK" VIDEO ART

"WALKING IN A FIELD HOLDING A HOT AIR BALLOONVIDEO ART

 

"IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF ANXIETY"VIDEO ART

By composing objects and movers, Ettun creates “handheld histories” that examine transformations of cultural and psychological narratives through the lens of personal perspectives. The purposefully awkward, improvised movements visualize these shifting perspectives and present nomadic quest as a form of questioning. Her work attempts to invert the usual conception of movement and stillness in relation to the ephemeral. She has also stated that she is interested in finding stillness in movement and movement in the still/sculpture and see how they contradict and complement each other. Her sculptures embody physical gestures inviting the viewer to mirror them with their own bodies.


 

 

Tora López

"INNER COURSE VS THE WOMBAT WITCHES" VIDEO ART
Website:  www.toralopez.com

Tora Lopez is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist who hails from New Orleans, LA and Santa Fe, NM. Her work primarily focuses on creating performance art, installations and sculptures. Her solo exhibitions include Incidents In Romance Technologies 101: Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Alaska Projects, Sydney, Australia (2014) and Panties For Diamonds– A Psychodramatic Audition For Love In The Age Of Abandonment, Honey Space, New York, NY (2011).


 

Uri Dotan

"T-SQUARED. PANELS" VIDEO ART
In collaboration with Elinor Milchan
Website:  uridotan.com

 

 

Dotan displays short video works on small television screens. Many of the figures appearing on the monitors and on the screen are abstract. These include "Concrete and Imagined Landscapes of New York," as described in the exhibition leaflet. They are pergaments of minor movement that repeat (Ex: fingers painted blue that cover a face, a double image of a dripping faucet etc…). On some of the monitors there are close-ups of unidentified, dreamlike, three-dimensional figures. There is something hypnotic about them that leaves you wanting more by the end of it.


 

Uri  Katzenstein

"STORM" VIDEO ART
Website: www.urikatzenstein.com

Uri Katzenstein is a sculptor, performance artist, musician, builder of musical and sound instruments, and filmmaker. His works express a metaphorical, imaginary world that echoes with danger and menace, whose central axis is the human body and hybrid-looking objects. A recent exhibition of his titled Backyard, focuses on sculpture, video art, robots, and films in an atmosphere that links states of matter with various ways of functioning that deal with temporal disruptions and shift between both past and future.


 

Yael Bartana

"KINGS OF THE HILLVIDEO ART 2003

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Yael Bartana’s films, installations, and photographs explore the imagery of identity and the politics of memory. Her starting point is the national consciousness propagated by her native country, Israel. Central to her work are ceremonies, public rituals, and social diversions that are intended to reaffirm the collective identity of the national state. In her Israeli projects, Bartana dealt with the impact of war, military rituals and a sense of threat on every-day life.


 

 

Yair Barak

"ECHO (AFTER BORGES)" VIDEO ART
Website: www.yairbarak.com

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Yair Barak explores photography’s role as a medium by deconstructing aesthetic structures of power and examines its documentary quality alongside its story-telling abilities. Barak's work is composed of direct photography—which denotes, signifies, and asserts a random encounter between gaze and object. His work also highlights disruption processes that sabotage constitutive historical narratives of Western culture.


 

Yair Garbuz

"LISTS" VIDEO ART 1974

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Over the years Garbuz has developed a unique painting language, which is a cross between American pop art and local painting. His collage works look like a “boxing ring” between opposing artistic styles and conflicting thoughts: Paris and New York, abstract lyricism versus conceptual painting, Eastern and Western elements, socio-political art alongside a personal creation. The figure of the artist emerges occasionally from the painting: as an observer, a guide, as a prophet or the village idiot, who conveys his story through different voices and changing identities.